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Headshot Alina Randall


Assistant Director, Tribal Colleges & Universities

Alina Randall is ATD’s assistant director of Tribal Colleges and Universities. In her role, she works on project/grant management and community of practice activities supporting the 33 TCUs in Project Success and six TCUs in the Serving Native American Students with Holistic Student Supports Project. Previously, she was the program coordinator for ATD’s Gateway to College (GtC) initiative and served as the national network point of contact with GtC programs, ensuring access to resources critical to their success. Alina collaborated with the Gateway to College team on special projects including re-engagement opportunities in rural communities.

Alina received an M.A. in public sociology from Humboldt State University focused on examining the U.S. criminal justice system and its effects on Indigenous Nations. Alina has evaluated juvenile probation programs and was a member of the Youth Disparities Reduction Collaborative in Humboldt County. Alina earned a B.A. in sociology from San Francisco State. While in San Francisco, she worked for nonprofits collaborating with low-income communities around education equity.


M.A. (Public Sociology) | Humboldt State University

B.A. (Sociology) | San Francisco State

Past Experience

Program Coordinator | Gateway to College National Network

Research Assistant | Center for Applied Sociological Analysis and Education

Program Assistant | Coleman Advocates

Assistant Educator | GirlSource

How has education changed your life/your family?

I was/am privileged to have a large village of support in my life who ensured I would acquire an education they were not afforded. As a first-generation college student, the journey was messy and more rewarding than I ever could have expected. The ability to name my experiences was a radical awakening that propelled me into a lifetime commitment to social justice. It’s all about leveraging my educational attainment to heal seven generations back and love seven generations forward.

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